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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Thursday, 19 September 2013

The Farne Islands

The Farne Islands lie a couple of miles off the Northumberland coast and are managed by the National Trust. In the Spring it is said there are 23 different species of seabird nesting on the islands. I visited in September long after the birds had flown but I was still able to see many of the large grey seals which breed here in the Autumn.

 







 

10 comments:

  1. They are so big! You got some great pictures. :-)

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  2. Such beautiful peaceful creatures in a pristine environment .... what a joy for you to visit.

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  3. The always look such gentle creatures with those big eyes

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  4. That is great you saw the seals so close, didn't know you had them overthere.

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  5. What a fun sighting, and what beautiful animals. They look as if they have nothing to do but swim in the sea and sun themselves on the rocks!

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  6. Nice pictures - The Farne Islands are on my Must Go Back List! Loved the puffins when I was there.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  7. Fantastic photos, and I love the lighthouse shot!

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  8. Must be 9 or 10 years since I went there - great place and if you get onto one of the islands you are so close to the birds it is amazing.

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  9. SEALS!!! I love those big fat blubbery critters!!! :D

    Cool place to visit! Must definitely add it to my ever-growing list of places to see in the U.K. It's your fault the damn list keeps growing by the way! You're sharing some lovely places with us! :o)

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  10. So cool! I wish I could sleep so carelessly!

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